Happy Hour

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15 Of The World’s Oldest Bars (The Beer’s Fresh, Though)

Visiting local restaurants and bars is one of the best parts about traveling. Check out any of these old bars – most of which are older than America.

01/22/2014

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Best Happy Hours Every Week Night In Chicago

You don’t have to head straight home after the office. Unwind at some of these Chicago-area restaurants and enjoy daily food and drink specials.

05/01/2013

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Happy Hour At The Florentine

When five o’clock hits and you don’t want to go straight home, happy hour is the perfect solution. Skip sugary bombs and limp wings and check out our monthly pick for an affordable, delicious happy hour.

01/11/2012

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Chicago’s Enduring Speakeasies And Prohibition Era Bars

Here are a few of the city’s greatest bars and former speakeasies that not even Prohibition could stop, open for business so you can wet your whistle – no password required.

11/24/2011

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Crawling Through Lincoln Square One Sip At A Time

Not all pub-crawls are created equal, and finding a stretch through which to drink, possibly eat and definitely be merry can take a little planning. Here’s a list of Lincoln Square bars perfect the pub crawl you and your friends have always dreamed about.

11/10/2011

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Chicago’s Happy Hours That Earn Long-Term Love

For most post-work revelers, happy hour is a marriage of convenience. After work, watering holes aren’t typically picked for their trendy menus or dazzling drinks but their proximity to your home or office; in some cases, adequate bar food and some dirt cheap drink selections are all you need…

10/06/2011

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Sunday Night Social, Where To Go Out

For those who need to keep some semblance of a social life active past Saturday—yet still have to show up in one piece come Monday—Sunday night options that offer fun in a lower gear are essential. We’ve put together some of our favorite fun, relaxing ways to cap off the weekend.

08/25/2011

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A Safe Haven Bar For Soccer Fans

Chicago isn’t the friendliest city when it comes to Soccer, so where can a true fan find their mecca? The Globe…

08/18/2011

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Best Post-Art Event Drink Spots

Arts districts, museums and community arts organizations tend to make the biggest splash the first two Fridays of every month. All of these events typically come with the booze already built-in, but if you’re looking to end your night with something other than a cold can of PBR or a white wine in a plastic vessel, we’ve selected some nearby establishments to help you round out your night of culture.

08/04/2011

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Guide To: West Fest

Despite the glut of summer festivals and street fairs, West Fest manages to stands apart from the pack thanks to its staggeringly good musical lineup and the range of activities that appeal to everyone from parents to pet lovers.

07/07/2011

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Best Places To Grab A Post Show Drink Downtown

Unlike the city’s rock venues, most of the shows for downtown dance and theater establishments let out early enough to leave you jonesing for cocktail before moving on with the evening. We’ve singled out a few of our best choices for post-show drinks.

06/30/2011

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Best Bars to Catch Mid-Week Live Music

When you feel like casually catching some live music on the fly, but didn’t snag tickets to a show in advance, finding last-minute music plans can be tricky. Luckily, many of Chicago’s friendliest bars and coziest pubs book a diverse range of local and national acts to play during the week – often with no cover charge.

06/23/2011

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Novel First Date Ideas In Chicago

First dates can be many things, but one thing they should never be is boring. Chicagoans have a wealth of first date options at their fingertips, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorites to ensure that even if your first date is thrilling or awkward, it will definitely be interesting.

06/16/2011

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Best Outdoor Bars and Drink Deals

Hello sizzling Chicago! Now that the heat is here, let’s drink to it. Find yourself on one of the city’s outdoor patios, beverage in hand.

06/09/2011